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Early Poll Shows Who NY Voters Favor In Cuomo-Nixon Race

Cynthia Nixon Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Photo Credit: File photo

There's plenty of time to go, of course, but the first indication of how the June Democratic gubernatorial primary may turn out is now in.

Poll
Who would you vote for if these were the two Democratic candidates for New York governor?
Current Results

Who would you vote for if these were the two Democratic candidates for New York governor?

  • Andrew Cuomo
    46%
  • Cynthia Nixon
    54%

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle enjoys a commanding 47 percentage point lead over actress Cynthia Nixon.

However, his lead narrows substantially among the most enthusiastic voters, according to the NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll.

Cuomo leads Nixon of New York City by 68 to 21 percent among registered voters, according to the poll released on Thursday, April 12.

Among voters who consider themselves "highly enthusiastic" to vote in the primary, Cuomo holds a 60 to 32 percent lead, the poll found.

Nixon, best known for her role in TV's "Sex And The City," also is an activist on public school funding.

In 2014, Cuomo defeated Democratic primary opponent Zephyr Teachout by 62 percent to 34 percent before fending off a challenge by Republican Rob Astorino, then-Westchester County executive.

"The Nixon candidacy becomes a problem for Cuomo if and by how much she surpasses Teachout’s support four years ago," Lee Miringoff, director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, said in a statement.

The primary is Tuesday, June 26.

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